Who doesn’t love an ice cold, refreshing popsicle on a hot summer’s day? Popsicles are to summer what ponies are to princesses. They just go together. We took a trip to our local strawberry picking farm recently and got some oh so delicious berries. I mean, juice running down your elbows kinda berries! We had a virtual belly full just as soon as we got home but to extend the joy of this strawberry scrumptiousness we decided to make some summer strawberry popsicles!
What You Need
- 2 1/2 cups mashed strawberries (preferably farm picked!)
- **1 cup red raspberry leaf tea/infusion (or your kids’ favorite juice)
- 4 Tbs. sugar or honey
- 1 Tbs. lemon juice or juice of 1 lime
- (makes approx. 8 popsicles – add more liquid if you’d like to make more)
**Note: I had some infusion hanging around so I figured why not get an extra oomph of nutrition in while the boys are cooling off! I used red raspberry leaf infusion as the liquid in this recipe but you could easily substitute that with your kids’ juice of choice. (This link shows you how to make a nettle infusion, the process is the exact same just substitute red raspberry leaf for the nettle)
How To Make It
Gather your ingredients. Wash and de-stem the strawberries.
In a big enough bowl, mash the strawberries (or make the kids mash ’em). Add the remaining ingredients. (Taste your mixture to see if it’s to your liking)
Fill molds, and freeze
Serve and watch the kiddo’s faces light up!
Serving suggestion: Repeat recipe weekly for uber happy kids!
Where to Buy
What I liked most about making our own popsicles is for one, the nutritional value and for two, the fresh ingredients. Simple ingredients, easy breezy method. I also noticed that because the popsicles were packed full of fruit (and not the syrup-like liquid that makes up most store bought popsicles) they didn’t melt as rapidly. Enjoy your easy breezy summer popsicles! I know we did! 🙂
What’s your family’s favorite summer treat?